Lesson Plan

Endangeres Species

Students will use the website "Encylopedia of Life" to research an endangered species and use "Speech Journal" to create a short presentation.
Julia B.
Special Education Instructor
Ridge High School
Basking Ridge, NJ
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
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Students will be able to explore the website Encyclopedia of Life to research an endangered species and  create mini presentation using the application  Speech Journal.

English Language Arts
Grades 4 - 6
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1 Hook and guided practice: Ask students to name as many endangered species as they can.

Write the following question on the board: How many endangered species do you know of. Have students think-pair-share

Explain to students that they will be researching an endangered species of their choice using the website Encyclopedia of Life and creating a mini presentation using Speech Journal.

Have students work alone or in pairs depending on their needs.

Have students sign out then model on an LDC screen how to navigate the website and log into the Speech Journal (I may be better if students have a log in prior to the lesson and be familiar with the application as this will make the lesson run more smoothly).

Once students are comfortable with the website give them time to choose an endangered species. Then record students choices in a chart.




2 Guided Practice

Once students have selected their endangered species hand out guidlines and explain what specifically they should research:

Name, Ecology, Physical Description, Life History, Behavior, and Conservation

Tell studenst that for the Journal they must create a script that includes these items along with at least 3 pictures

Student Instructions

Students will researh specific things about their chosen species and locate at least 3 pictures to create a script that they will use to create narration in their speech journal. 

3 Presentation

Students will present their speech journals to the class or to a partner